Synopses & Reviews
and#160;andquot;Clements and Alley reunite to produce a strong companion title to Because Your Daddy Loves You
and#160;When a little boy and his mom go camping, mini-disasters abound, and there are lots of opportunities for Mom to step in and fix everything. But instead, with a loving touch, this mommy shows her child ways to do things for himself, going far to encourage her childandrsquo;s independence. And there is still plenty of opportunity for snuggling under the stars.and#160;
"Clements and Alley reunite to produce a strong companion title to Because Your Daddy Loves Youand#160; (2005)...Sure to connect with children in many ways--the adventure of camping, learning how to do things all by oneself and conquering initial anxieties."--Kirkus "The repetition in the text is engaging, and children will enjoy this tale of an adventurous day hiking and an overnight in a tent."--School Library Journal "With tenderness and gentle humor, Alley's light-filled ink, watercolor, and acrylic illustrations capture the bond between mother and son."--Publishers Weekly
"This winning tale of mother and child is sweetly circular. The simple text is replete with warmth, humor and gentle suspense; every Baby Polar or child will find something to appreciate here."--Kirkus Reviews and#160; "Despite the Arctic chill, it's a cozy vision of family."--Publishers Weekly
In this sweet companion book to Because Your Daddy Loves You, a little boy and his mom go on a hiking trip and camp out under the stars. Mommy isand#160;calm, loving, and reassuring, but also goes far to foster her son's independence by letting him handle challenging tasks and situations for himself.and#160;As heartwarmingand#160;as its predecessor, this read-aloud book is sure to become a family favorite.
Come celebrate the magic and wonder of the first snowfall with aand#160;playful baby polar bear and his watchfuland#160;mom.and#160;
Baby Polar loves cuddling up with Mama Polarand#8212;until the snow starts to fall. Then he wants to play! He loves catching the tasty flakes on his tongue and zigzagging across the ice. When the winds begin to gust and the snow becomes a blizzard,and#160;Baby Polar knows it's time to go back to his mother. But now the whole world is covered in white. Where could Mama Polar be? Thisand#160;tender, lyrical story withand#160;vibrant collage illustrations perfectly captures the excitement and wonder of a young child's first independent adventure.
A day spent with a young child at the beach is filled with many minor dramasa lost shoe, a ball that floats too far out into the water, a drippy ice-cream cone. These can be frustrating events for both child and parent, but the daddy in this book finds a way to fix each problem, lovingly and patiently. Why? Because he loves his little girl, of course! This spot-on pairing of words and images is a warm, reassuring, and humorous tribute to dads everywhere.
About the Author
Yannick Murphy's first children's book was Ahwoooooooo! She has received the Whiting Writers Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for her writing for adults. She lives with her family in Vermont and you can read more about her at www.yannickmurphy.com.
Kristen Balouch was a Publishers Weekly Flying Start and the winner of the the Erza Jack Keats New Illustrator Award for her first book, The Mystery Bottle. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York, and is on the web at www.kristenbalouch.com.